Sky launch Sky Go Extra to allow users to download content for offline viewing.
Following on from their recent launch of Sky Go service which allows Sky TV subscribers to watch live and on demand content via online, iPhone, iPad and other selected android smartphones Sky has now launched Sky Go Extra service which builds on Sky Go but also allows customers in the UK and Ireland to download movies and TV shows over WiFi for offline viewing on mobile devices and laptops. There is a monthly charge for existing Sky customers, but that any customers who sign up for Sky Go Extra can also watch on-demand streaming video on four devices, up from two allowed under Sky Go.
The offerings available to Sky Go Extra users depend on their underlying Sky TV package. Customers who already pay for the Sky Movies pack can download blockbuster releases around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas. That includes movies like Avengers Assemble and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, as well as all the James Bond films. Customers who don’t pay for the Sky Movies add-on can download TV shows from Sky channels and from partner channels like Nickelodeon, Disney and HBO — including HBO hits Girls and Game of Thrones, AMC’s Mad Men and Fox’s The Following.
Once users download Sky content, it’s not for keeps: Sky Movies content can be watched for up to 30 days and once viewing commences is available for 48 hours. Most other Sky content can be watched for up to 7 days and once viewing commences is available for 48 hours.